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Subject: What GREAT book is sitting undiscovered on your shelf?
Date Posted: 1/3/2008 10:13 AM ET
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There was a thread similar to this a few weeks ago.  Thought it was very enlightening.  Please post your favorite here.

Heartwood  by James Lee Burke.  Classified as a mystery, thriller, suspense and set in Texas.  Terrific characters, great dialogue, and always rich in the atmosphere and lore of the setting. 

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Date Posted: 1/3/2008 10:44 AM ET
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I recently added an audiocassette to my shelf called "Don't Know Much About History". We have listened to it a few times on car trips and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a great history refresher and not boring ( I had the most boring history teacher ever!)

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The Descent by Jeff Long: Sci-Fi/Fantasy-Horror A Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux: Romance Primal Fear by William Diel: Mystery-Thriller
Date Posted: 1/3/2008 5:20 PM ET
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It just has to be Waiting for Snow in Havana : Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Carlos Eire

We know the author and and he truly is wonderful.


Well since that book is on the way to its new owner, my new pick is The Last Days of Dogtown
Anita Diamant , the writer of The Red Tent. I got this book at Xmas time and read it  in 2 days. I only had to put it down for necessities like New Years Eve . lol . It is well written and thought provoking

Now that both books are on the way to new homes, I suggest

Prodigal Summer Author: Barbara Kingsolver

This is the fifth book by the author of Poisonwood Bible and Bean Trees. It is a haunting story of a young woman who lives and works in the forest.  As her life unfolds over the course of one amazing summer, the beauty of the prose enchants the reader


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Subject: please order me!
Date Posted: 1/3/2008 5:24 PM ET
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What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day :: Pearl Cleage   TAKEN!

A great, great novel.

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Date Posted: 1/3/2008 5:28 PM ET
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Basketball for Dummies :: Richard Phelps



You may laugh, but when my daughter started basketball, I knew nothing about it and this book helped alot, great if you are coaching abd need ideas about drills and plays. Great trivia too.


Date Posted: 1/3/2008 5:34 PM ET
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Four books from the Samurai Girls Series by Carrie Asai. These are for young adults. I have books 1, 3, 4 and 5.

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 5:37 PM ET
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I have the Care Bears Official Handbook, it is absolutely adorable for any Care Bear lover-my daughter  loves her copy.  The copy on my bookshelf is new and comes with a collectible poster.

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 9:46 PM ET
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Permission to Win - Ray Pelletier 

Great book. Inspirational self-help book great for motivation!

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 10:38 PM ET
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The Complete Book of Cookies- this book has no cover image :( It really should....  cause its a beautiful hardcover book, many great cookie recipies!!!  New condition!!

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 12:05 AM ET
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I've got a few popular books on my shelf (NYT Best Sellers and on Oprahs Book Club list) which I'm surprised have been sitting on my shelf awhile and not been ordered.

I have:

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage

Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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Date Posted: 1/6/2008 10:03 PM ET
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The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children, Book 5) :: Jean M. Auel


This is the most current of the series that started with Clan of the Cave Bear.  I hadn't realized that another book had been published since there was quite a delay between Book 4 and 5.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 10:21 PM ET
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The Power and The Glory - Graham Greene - well-written story about good & evil, with a twist.  The last traveling priest in a Mexican state which has outlawed the Church is on a journey - to find himself and his religion.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 10:40 PM ET
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An Ocean Apart by Robin Pilcher read in a single night.  I also have Professional Meeting Management, which is a super handbook for anyone considering meeting planning as a career.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 11:05 PM ET
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I have a great Vegetarian cookbook that has never been used. 

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 11:18 PM ET
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I have:

Amen: Prayers and Blessings from Around the World

There's no picture or much description, but it's a really beautiful book of prayers from religions around the world, with great pictures. 

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Subject: PLEASE order me!
Date Posted: 1/9/2008 4:15 PM ET
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The Art of Deception :: Ridley Pearson    ISBN-10: 0786890002

Another great book!  If you order it, you can choose another from my bookshelf for free. Just pm me with your choice.

Date Posted: 1/9/2008 8:19 PM ET
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I have an audio CD of The Girls.  Great heartwarming story of conjoined twin sisters.  I loved this CD!

Date Posted: 1/9/2008 9:29 PM ET
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I have several books that are on people's wishlist but I think because it may be a different edition they are not receiving notification that these books are available.  Check out my bookshelf/inventory and see if there's anything there you like!



Date Posted: 1/10/2008 12:06 AM ET
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The Portable Curmudgeon Redux         Has many great quotes to remember and makes you laugh too.

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 12:11 PM ET
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At Your Command by Julie Miller is great!


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I'd have to pick Angry Housewives Eating Bons Bons.  I think the book has more depth than the title implies. I read this as part of an online book selection and I was pleasantly surprised by it. Would love to read more by this author.

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Here's a post that I put on another forum just today:

I just finished a book that I never thought I would recommend but it was a totally fun read..."Patty Jane's House of Curl" by Lorna Landvik.  It had humor, intrigue, philosophy, sadness, surprise.  The title refers to a women's beauty shop in the '50's or so, and many plot twists and turns.  It does happen to be on my bookshelf if it sounds interesting to you, but that's not why I'm recommending it.  I even gave it 5 stars in my book journal!